Subject: broken KA690?
To: None <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/15/2001 04:39:00
hmm, i am wondering if i don't have a broken KA690: 
i have discovered that i am getting reserved instruction faults 
when trying to execute the emodd instruction (a D_floating instruction)
which _should_ be supported by the NVAX! (this instruction is used by
a call in stdio that in turn is used in doprnt , in turn used by printf)

it's totally reproducible, too, if i try to run a d_floating instruction, 
i get the reserved operand exception instead of the thing actually
running. Is there some kind of status bit or something that needs to
be frobbed? as far as i remember, it worked fine under vms. 
(worse, i forgot the system passwd, and the instructions to get in around 
that dont seem to work either.. this is vms 7.2 though so maybe the uvax 
faq's method doesnt apply to 7.2) 

anyway, if anybody has and idea whats up with this board getting such 
faults on such normal instructions, is it hosed?